Utilizing Hip Hop Pedagogy for Authentic Learning & Expression

This year’s professional development series will use Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, to access methods and means to increase authentic learning and expression for students, teachers, and staff.


Each session will be modeled after songs from the 2022 album and facilitated by BLOC members with expertise. This year’s themes include mentorship, joy, social-emotional learning, masculinity, adversity, and representation.

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Count Me Out – Building Persistence

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Increasing Black male educator retention despite adversity by advocating for representation and compensation. This session will explore strategies to support educators through navigating career decisions.


March 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm